Tuesday, April 20, 2010
IRELAND TRIP and 'Tree of Love'
This is an indian ink drawing I did that I am now adding color to...Title: 'Tree of Love'.
(I just added the finished picture to my sidebar and below - I love how it turned out...makes me
H A P P Y!!!
UPDATE on the IRELAND TRIP: First let me say thank you so much to everyone for your kind words about our cancelled trip! I sure appreciated the support over the past couple days.
We did head down to the airport to be met with the news that our flight was cancelled. I am so very disappointed, but equally relieved, because who wants to head over into that mess?!?
I actually feel blessed that we did not plan this trip five days earlier, or we would be over there with two toddlers wondering how to get home ~ not fun!
My daughter is quite disappointed too, but handling it like a trooper, and we have now decided to add Scotland to our itinerary when we attempt this again in the fall, so that is something exciting to research and plan for!
This is a cool reminder that we are not really in charge of anything in this life, and the best laid plans can be upset in a moment. I once read (and I sure wish I could remember where!) :
"The true measure of a man is not what he does when things are going his way; rather how he conducts himself when met with adversity." (may not be verbatim, but you get the idea.) I have always told my children this and it really hit home recently.
Throughout these past couple of days, I can say proudly that we have all managed to maintain our sense of humor, looking forward and beyond instead of steeping ourselves in self-pity. I am once again reminded of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful person in my life - Craig has been my rock and lightened our spirits at every turn, even tho he must too have been terribly disappointed. Love that MAN!
So we are off this weekend to Victoria for a mini-break, just Craig and me and the two little boys. Maybe we'll stay at the Empress Hotel, (http://www.fairmont.com/Empress/) and have high tea, and pretend we are on the green isle...Whatever we do, doing it together will make it memorable and precious.